Category Romance, Contemporary Romance
Ebook $2.99 (250 pages, BRAZEN)
The blind date from hell is about to get hotter…
Brianne Nave is never doing her friends a favor again. When they begged her to go on a blind date, she didn’t expect someone so perfectly gorgeous. She’s a mousy librarian—totally not in this man’s league. And judging by his odd reaction when she opens the door, he knows it, too.
Air Force Pararescuer Ryan Flannery avoids his hometown at all costs. He’s not thrilled about the date until he’s shocked silent by the prickly little librarian’s sweet curves and kissable lips…and her smart mouth. But then an argument leads to a kiss that spirals out of control. How can two people have so little chemistry outside the bedroom when they fit together so perfectly in it?
When their friends strand them in a cabin to "work things out," Bri’s not sure whether to kill him or put the industrial-sized box of condoms they find to use. Bottom line—Ryan’s career military and hates the tiny town she loves. He’ll leave, just like everyone else in her life. And if she’s foolish enough to give him her heart, he’ll take it with him.
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This is the BEST enemies-to-lovers romance! (5 stars)
Brianne Nave grew up in the foster system after the death of her parents. Though it wasn't a horror story it certainly lacked a solid sense of belonging, of a place to call home and people she could call family. When she came to Wellingford to take over as librarian she began to make both for herself. But when her closest friends set her up on a blind date with Ryan Flannery, who happens to be in town on leave for a couple of weeks, she figures it'll be a disaster. And it is, spectacularly awful.
Ryan and Bri's misassumptions of one another lead to heated arguing and even more heated sex. If the pair have that much chemistry physically how can they hate each other so much? When their friends strand them at a cabin in the middle of nowhere they're stuck spending a few days with little to entertain themselves and an awful lot of conveniently placed condoms. If they can get over themselves long enough can they see how perfect they are for each other not just in the bedroom (or the woodshed)?
This is the first non-paranormal read I've had in a while that I could not put down and the first book I read in a day in ages. From the first page IN BED WITH MR. WRONG had me smirking and laughing and dropping my jaw. Bri and Ryan are so ridiculously suited to one another that it's almost painful. I could hardly wait to see their walls come tumbling down and their feelings of loathing become love. Enemies-to-lovers is a fun trope but it's not always well done. Robert tackled it flawlessly, making sure we readers could see from the start what the characters could not. That this story centered around excellent sexual chemistry managed to make it really fulfilling as Bri and Ryan's relationship moved from being just physical to something more.
I did have one thing I was kind of meh about and it's usually something I love so I feel like it needs to be noted. The secondary characters—whom I discovered are the next couple in the series—confused me a lot. I couldn't figure out how they'd be friends since childhood based on their age differences (etc.). It's not a deal breaker, I just hope Robert elaborates on their history more in the next book so I can grasp it better. Considering those two were the catalyst for Ryan and Bri's cabin fever it felt like it was stuff I needed to know just a little more about to get their motivation.
Packed with scorching love scenes, laugh-out-loud incidents, and a couple of secret nods to Robert's street team (thanks again for Chapter Twelve Katee!!!) IBWMW is just plain awesome. I loved it and I think anyone who reads a lot of Brazen titles will regret skipping this one. If you love enemies-to-lovers stories, military heroes, small town romances, or stories where the hero and heroine fall in love while stranded this is a RhiReading MUST READ.
Notes: ARC received via author.
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